"Chenard Walcker is a French samplecore artist layering large slabs of pop music, obscure funk, soundtracks, etc. The site offers many albums worth of material as free downloads, as an anti-copyright stance. He also publishes the Free Sample Zone, which is all his material under several monikers...." -- official website

Chenard is the prolific visual and musical collage artist who operated the Free Sample Zone netlabel with 50+ releases available for download. When that domain expired, Oddio Overplay created this mirror for the netlabel with the hope that Chenard's work will reach more listeners.

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Bonus Material from Other Netlabels

Other Netlabel Releases by Chenard Walcker
Chenard Walcker - The Lotus Opus [csr023]
(Comfort Stand Recordings. April 28, 2004)

Chenard Walcker was born october 12, 1998. He was raised upon a secret formula, so he is bound to wear a mask.

Soon he became a cut and paste addict. He made his first steps in the visual field, but soon let aside photocollages to concentrate only on music.

chenardwalcker.com has been online since march 2003 and presents a large selection of his work as a samplecore artist.

CW lives in la Goutte d'Or, Paris, France.

Chenard Walcker - Swingin' Single [csr511]
(Comfort Stand Recordings. July 17, 2004)

Both songs were created in april 2004, while I was working on The Lotus Opus [csr023].

Chenard Walcker - Middle [csr046]
(Comfort Stand Recordings. October 8, 2004)

All the music used for this project was taken from the entire Comfort Stand catalog [csr001 to csr044], except for track 05 'Where the Wild Things Are' which is based on an old track of the same name that i had made in 2001. Vocals on tracks 01, 02, 03, 04 and 06 were taken from my own Comfort Stand release, The Lotus Opus.

Chenard Walcker - Rain [wm002]
(WM Recordings. October 27, 2004)

WM Recordings is proud to offer you this new release by Mr. Walcker. Yann Chenard lives in la Goutte d'Or, Paris, France.

Chenard Walcker - Vize Verze [wm006]
(WM Recordings. December 19, 2004)

An album made out of dutch samples only (i've sampled all 52 Weeks Project tracks, plus thousands of other sources, including stuff curated for me by Jan Turkenburg). Well, as i don't speak dutch, this funny project is a kind of cadavre exquis. As a result, in a song named Zuster (religious sister) you hear the dutch speaking Soeur Sourire say that she has met God one night and that he rescued her with his love, after which you hear the radio-gymnastics teacher say: And pull ... two, four ... to the floor!

Chenard Walcker - Homme-Grenouille [rwl005]
(Rumbatraciens. 2005)

Chenard Walcker is the self-proclaimed Pope of samplecore, or, to put it simply, of musical cut-n-paste. Within a few years, he became a legend in the netlabel scene thanks to his prolific and virtuoso collages.

He offers here 'Homme-grenouille' (Literally 'Frog-man', French for Scuba-diver), a 8 track EP, whose theme is as close as possible to the name of the label, rumbatraciens

Other Netlabel Appearances by Chenard Walcker
Various Artists - Swingin' Singles [csr044]
(Comfort Stand Recordings. September 17, 2004)

Periodically throughout April and September 2004, the Swingin' Singles series served up musical morsels from a variety of talented artists. This compilation presents the series in its entirety: fourteen artists, thirty-two tracks, two little...

Various Artists - Comfort Cake [csr048]
(Comfort Stand Recordings. November 1, 2004)

Happy Birthday, Comfort Stand! It's our party; our one year anniversary of being online, providing free music and sharing the love. On this glorious occasion, we have baked a Comfort Cake. It's filled with scrumptious helpings of artists from...

Various Artists - Water, Wind and Sails [wm001]
(WM Recordings. November 7, 2004)

In a country far away from here once lived six fishes. They are called: Jip, Janneke, Tim, Pim, Jaguus & Jelle. They had two little bosses: Vera and Merel. Vera was eight years old and Merel was fifteen. They looked after the fish well. One day...

Chenard Walcker & Roy 'Chicky' Arad - Monster [csr051]
(Comfort Stand Recordings. January 7, 2005)

Chenard Walcker lives in la Goutte d'Or, Paris, France and Roy 'Chicky' Arad in Tel-Aviv, Israel. The two have come together to present to you this very special album.

Various Artists - People Doing Strange Things With Electricity II [csr054]
(Comfort Stand Recordings. January 22, 2005)

The first dorkbot-sea exhibition, People Doing Strange Things With Electricity, held at Center on Contemporary Art in the summer of 2003, reflected the diverse work and technological and creative interests of the...

Various Artists - Numerology [wm020]
(WM Recordings. September 27, 2005)

According to the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia "modern numerology attaches a series of digits to an inquirer's name and uses these, along with the date of birth, to reveal the person's true nature and prospects (using a method analogous to...

Various Artists - Auld Lang Syne [csr071]
(Comfort Stand Recordings. December 31, 2005)

Another New Year's Eve is upon us, a time to reflect on all that has happened in the previous year and to wonder about events yet to come in 2006. New Year's Eve is celebrated in so many ways around the world, it is truly a global time of...

Various Artists - A Tribute to Chenard Walcker [wm070]
(WM Recordings. September 23, 2007)

So many of us have benefited from and enjoy Chenard's work. This is our chance to repay our sweet friend and to send him our love with a tribute release on WM Recordings.

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